The Speech That Made Hollywood Twitch

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Earlier this year, Ricky Gervais dropped an epic bomb on all Hollywood elites during his opening monologue at the Golden Globes Awards Ceremony. Now, six months later, Gervais has explained why he even did it in the first place. If you don’t recall his speech, the takedown sounded something like this:

“If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a political platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything, you know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So, if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your God – and f*** off, okay?”

Shots fired. The epic takedown was done a mere few feet away from heavyweights like Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Leonardo DiCaprio. The look on Tom Hanks’s face alone was priceless. 

Hollywood actors weren’t the only ones he called out. Gervais also skewered Apple, Amazon, and Disney. He mentioned Apple TV’s “The Morning Show,” a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, while mentioning that Apple is a company that runs sweatshops in China. He told celebrities not to say they are “woke” if they work for the companies that are in China and joked that if ISIS started a streaming service, they’d prolly just call their agent. And yes, Apple CEO Tim Cook was in attendance of that ceremony.

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So why did Ricky bite the hand that feeds him? We all know about the Hollywood Liberals getting scared of being “cancelled” or saying something “offensive.” It’s nice to see one who just doesn’t care what he says. “I suppose  because people were tired of being lectured by multimillionaires telling them to recycle when they’re flying around in private jets. So I think people were tired of the hypocrisy,” Gervais told Yahoo Entertainment. 

Given the hypocrisy of a left, that’s a pretty good point. Leonard DiCaprio lectures the rest of us about global warming when he flies around the world in private jets and sails yachts. Talk about blowing off the doors of hypocrisy on a regular basis. Gervais says he’d take the complete opposite stance to what he actually believes if it makes the joke better. Right-wing, left-wing, or no-wing! It all depends on the joke. That’s what comedy should be about. 

I hope he meant every cringe-worthy minute of his speech. Even if he didn’t, it was satisfying for the millions of Americans watching these smug Hollywood stars pretend to be “normal people” on stage. It was exactly what many of us would like to tell these stars ourselves. 

There is no such thing as “hypocrisy” to a left-wing activist. They just take away all reason and accountability for their actions. I wouldn’t be surprised if mainstream Hollywood tried to cancel Gervais next, but I’ll support each and every jab he takes at the superficial and fake personas of the Hollywood Libs.

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